Grateful Dead Live at Stanley Theater on 1981-03-06
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Audience recording by Jim Wise (Sennheiser 421>D5) set up loge center; Master Cassette (playback on Nakamichi Dragon) > A/D Conversion via Sony R700 (no DAT gen) > COAX to ZA2 > Soundforge > Master CDR > CDR(1) Via Tascam cd-d4000mkII > EAC in secure mode(see below) > Soundforge > CD WAV > SHNv3 w/seek tables appended; A> D> CD Conversion by Jim Wise; CD>SHN by Jamie Lutch; QC courtesy dankseeds
- 2004-04-26 11:45:38
- Master Cassette (playback on Nakamichi Dragon) > A/D Conversion via Sony R700 (no DAT gen) > COAX to ZA2 > Soundforge > Master CDR > CDR(1) Via Tascam cd-d4000mkII > EAC > Soundforge > CD WAV > SHN
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Taped by
- Jim Wise
- Transferred by
- Jim Wise
- Stanley Theater
Subject: Ah, Pittsburgh in the Late '70s / Early '80s.
Spectrum and Madison Square Garden became my GD homes.
This was my fourth show (the first three being also at the Stanley) and I was definitely spoiled in my ignorance. I mean, doesn't everybody get a He's Gone > Gloria Jam > CC Rider (a la 12/1/79) and an Other One > Stella Blue (like this one), or even a Peggy-O in an absolutely gorgeous venue? It was not until several years later, after moving to NYC, that I realized how special a place and a time the late '70s / early '80s were in Pittsburgh and how magical a band the Grateful Dead were during this period. Hell, it was this show where I learned that I could drive, and drive well, on acid! Luckily, perhaps, I only had to get back to Shadyside.
I have loved this show for the past 24 years, having scored an audience copy different from this one only a few days after the show. This one is exemplary, however, and blows away the SB posted here. It has everything: gorgeous tone, big bass, crisp high end and enough crowd noise to place you in the venue.
As Bobby might say: Get this show now. Don't even think about it, just do it. You won't be disappointed -- Stella Blue alone is worth the effort. Although not note perfect, Jerry's pathos is palpable, and the whole show is very well played.
NOTE TO Early 80's Meltdown:
After all these years I believe the sign to which you refer sported Bill Graham's "They're not the best at what they do, they're the only ones who do what they do." But 36 years after the fact I could very well be wrong.
Subject: Brent on his Moog during Rooster solo
Subject: @ sonicgardenplaysdead
Subject: killer jackstraw
Subject: QUESTION-who is soloing on Little Red Rooster?
Listen to the 1st solo before Bobby's solo. No way is it Jerry!
Subject: Not a bad recording,
Subject: The Other One
Yes, Phil does his legendary '13 bass riffs' to open the song - believe it or not, that was big talk after the show that night & next day in MD. I guess the folks who count the opening beats to BIODTL were out in full force, lol.
But, this TOO reminds me of late 80's/early 90's - more ensamble play carrying it than peaked out Jerry madness we were used to in the early 80's. Jerry is really running on fumes on all 3 songs after the drums & they're all sub-par versions.
We left sorely disappointed.
The Franklin's before the drums was a higlingt in the days where Eyes or He's Gone followed at least 80% of the Estimated (which may be the first version Bob cuts Jerry off in mid-jam during the instrumental).
Somebody called the Franklin's redundant, but with 5 instrumentals, most are somewhat.
The 4th instrumental gets inspired & the jam out cooks, then check for that little hint of Dar Star-ish playing heading into the drums.
Subject: ragin' Franklins
So-so audio quality... sounds fairly distant to me. I'd love to hear a sbd or an up-front tape of this.
Subject: A pleasant evening
This show was nowhere near as good as the previous night, 3/5/81, however. Go check it out.
Subject: I agree Kreutzbear
thats so awesome. you were very lucky to have had seen the Dead in '81 at the Stanley. btw what was that sign out in front of the theater that someone made? Ive seen it over the years in Dead books or Relix-it has the styf logo with a sentence under it. maybe "nothing like a Dead concert"? just currious oh I think it said the comment about "not the best at what they do there the only ones who do it".
As far as these venues go you also have the Fox,the old Uptown (in my neck of the woods) but I think the most orninate palace I've ever seen pics of was probably Shea's. That would of been something to have attended that one.
Subject: Good 81 show, decent sound
I'm glad to hear a decent sounding audience recording from this show. Not as crispy as some, but much better than my old multi-generation cassette. Playing = 4+, sound = 3.
Subject: my first tape
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